Mikeshin Mikhail Osipovich( Painter, draftsman and sculptor)
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Biography Mikeshin Mikhail Osipovich
(1836 - 1896). In a battle of the Academy of Arts, he studied painting under the direction of B. Villevalde and received in 1858. a gold medal for the painting: "Entry Tilly in Magdeburg". In 1859, Mr.. was a competition for an essay project Millennium Russia monument in Novgorod; submitted Mikeshin project was considered the best and accepted for execution. He had to explore the sculptural technique (under the direction and. Schroeder) to lead the work of specialists invited to carry out his project, and very involved in their work. Monument of the Millennium of Russia set Mikeshin reputation of outstanding Russian sculptor. Since its opening Mikeshin, almost completely abandoning painting and participated with great success in many competitions on monumental sculpture. They composed projects monuments: the Empress Catherine II (delivered in 1873. Square Alexandrinsky Theater, . model - in the museum of Alexander III and Kameronovskoy Gallery Grand Tsarskoselskogo Palace); Portuguese King Pedro IV in Lisbon, the Serbian Prince Michael Obrenoviд+ and Black George, Admiral Greig, . "victories of the Black Sea Fleet and the sailor Shevchenko - in Nikolaev, admirals Kornilov, . Nakhimov and Istomin - in Sevastopol, Bogdan Khmelnitsky - in Kiev, the Emperor Alexander II - in Rostov-on-Don, Ermakov - in Novocherkassk, Empress Catherine II - in Ekaterinodar; Minin - in Nizhny Novgorod, and many others,
. He has produced massive doors adorned with sculpture Tomb Prince Pozharsky in Suzdal and performed pieces for the bow of the various courts. In 1869, Mr.. received the title of academician. And enjoyed fame as the illustrator of literary works, and, in his youth, as a witty caricaturist. Especially issued his illustrations for "Viyu" Gogol and "Taras Shevchenko. In the journal "Bee" and other publications has several of his articles and memoirs. Sculptural Mikeshina show vitality and inventiveness of fantasy, . of understanding and picturesqueness in general terms about the significance of his talent, . but sin pursuit of effects, . lack of harmony between parts, . haste work and weak, . sex amateurish technique,
. - Wed. "Russian Antiquities", 1873, t. VIII; F. Bulgakov "Our artists" (St. Petersburg, 1889).